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Definitions for sports
spɔrts, spoʊrtssports

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Wiktionary

  1. sportsnoun

    Plural form of sport.

Wikipedia

  1. Sports

    Sport pertains to any form of competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain, or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectators. Sports can, through casual or organized participation, improve participants' physical health. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a "tie" or "draw", in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs. Sport is generally recognised as system of activities based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity, with major competitions such as the Olympic Games admitting only sports meeting this definition. Other organisations, such as the Council of Europe, preclude activities without a physical element from classification as sports. However, a number of competitive, but non-physical, activities claim recognition as mind sports. The International Olympic Committee (through ARISF) recognises both chess and bridge as bona fide sports, and SportAccord, the international sports federation association, recognises five non-physical sports: bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), Go and xiangqi, and limits the number of mind games which can be admitted as sports.Sport is usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner. Winning can be determined by physical events such as scoring goals or crossing a line first. It can also be determined by judges who are scoring elements of the sporting performance, including objective or subjective measures such as technical performance or artistic impression. Records of performance are often kept, and for popular sports, this information may be widely announced or reported in sport news. Sport is also a major source of entertainment for non-participants, with spectator sport drawing large crowds to sport venues, and reaching wider audiences through broadcasting. Sport betting is in some cases severely regulated, and in some cases is central to the sport. According to A.T. Kearney, a consultancy, the global sporting industry is worth up to $620 billion as of 2013. The world's most accessible and practised sport is running, while association football is the most popular spectator sport.

ChatGPT

  1. sports

    Sports can be broadly defined as physical activities or games that involve skill, strategy, and/or physical exertion, typically played competitively, organized, and regulated by rules. Sports can be team-based or individual, outdoor or indoor, and may include a variety of disciplines such as running, throwing, kicking, hitting, and swimming. They often aim to entertain, provide recreation, promote physical fitness, and foster social interaction.

Wikidata

  1. Sports

    Sport refers to a competitive physical activity. Sport is generally recognised as activities based in physical athleticism or physical dexterity. Sports are usually governed by rules to ensure fair competition and consistent adjudication of the winner. Records of performance are often kept and reported in sport news. Sport is a major source of entertainment with spectator sports drawing large crowds and reaching wider audiences through sports broadcasting.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Sports

    Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.

Editors Contribution

  1. sports

    Plural form of the word sport.

    The children loved sports and being able and active and having fun together.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  


  2. Sports

    Sports is an exercise that is done daily and also makes the body strong


    Submitted by rinat on May 17, 2022  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPORTS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sports is ranked #64200 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sports surname appeared 310 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sports.

    88% or 273 total occurrences were White.
    7.4% or 23 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.9% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sports' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2427

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sports' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2143

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sports in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sports in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sports in a Sentence

  1. Katrina Scott:

    For six days a week, I would do a 40-minute workout at 6 a.m. so I was done by 6:40 a.m., i included yoga sculpt, strength training, all the things that I taught live for Sports Illustrated… I actually filmed all the workouts that I’ve been doing.

  2. Steve Bartman:

    My hope is that we all can learn from my experience to view sports as entertainment and prevent harsh scapegoating.

  3. Kevin Stitt:

    This bill, the Save Women's Sports Act, to us in Oklahoma is just common sense, when it comes to sports and athletics, girls should compete against girls. Boys should compete against boys. And let's be very clear: That's all this bill says.

  4. Courtney White:

    What we found is once sports went dark, viewers who are just hungry for competition came to us and they weren't our regular food viewers, seeing the battles play out on Food Network scratched an itch there.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    There are going to be sports events, travel events, where the rule is going to be if you want to participate, you get vaccinated, if not, sorry, you're not going to be able to do it. And I think when we get more and more of that, I think we're going to start seeing a great diminution in the number of cases.

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